Some of you may know that I am a sometimes columnist for the West Briton. I’ve had three pieces out since December last year. All have been rather ranty and depressing, but that’s a sign of the times we live in.
Now, I’m not asking you to write a column for me. But I’m having problems deciding between ideas I’ve had. So I need help on picking a theme/idea. I might add that I have to get in a sort of Cornwall angle, while at the same time making the issue related to gender and/or youth.
Here’s my ideas so far:
- Where’s my role models? – A look at the lack of role models in Britain today for girls and women that aren’t focused on their looks, taking in the scary notion that a character like the Black Widow in Avengers Assemble could be a better role model than Katie Price. Maybe bringing in a shout out to Cornwall Graphic Novel Group.
- Please stop the racism - A story of my encounter with a taxi driver who is fed-up with people being horrible to him, just because he’s not British, though has every right to work in this country and importantly – in this county. How the treatment of this man fills we with apprehension as to how adults set an example to children in these matters.
- This country is acting like monsters to those who need compassion - An examination of how hatred towards benefit claimants and the disabled has seemingly overrun our country in the last five years. Taking in thoughts that the country is quickly becoming a place that people like my late grandfather would not recognise.
That’s all I’ve got at the moment. Two of these ideas are obviously time sensitive.
Any thoughts, peeps?